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Pope Francis will commemorate the birth of St John Bosco (CNS)

Papal visit will also mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of St John Bosco

Francis at this morning's general audience in St Peter's Square (AP)

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Saint Thérèse of Lisieux is renowned for her fidelity and obedience (CNS)

Why are Catholics so disobedient?

None of us is immune from the temptation to dissent

John Travolta (CNS)

Fr Stephen Langridge has invited eight men who are considering the seminary to join a missionary team in preparation

The wax figure of St John Bosco, pictured in St Chad's Cathedral in Birmingham, contains relics from the saint's arm (Photo: Peter Jennings)

Schoolchildren who came to venerate relics in Birmingham are told that smiling makes a difference

The wax figure of Don Bosco contains the saint’s relics and is carried in a glass casket

The tour, which starts in Glasgow, fulfils the saint’s wish to visit Britain

Headmaster Michael Thompson and head of RE Matthew O’Neill with pupils Marcus Sinclair and Thomas Whittle

St Ambrose College pupils go on retreat at Savio House in Bollington, Cheshire

Students can apparently no longer enter Downside Abbey without being accompanied by an adult

Monks and other members of staff at Downside are now being treated with caution

Archbishop Rino Fisichella (Pier Paolo Cito/AP/Press Association Images)

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Archbishop Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for Saints' Causes (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

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